Monday, February 8, 2010

{hawaiian cake}

I can still remember the first time I tasted this cake. I was in 3rd grade, and enjoying a class swimming party at one of my classmate's homes. We had this cake for dessert, and I have never forgotten it! I LOVE it!


1 package yellow cake mix
3 packages instant vanilla pudding
4 c. cold milk
1 1/2 tsp. coconut extract
1 package cream cheese
1 can crushed pineapple
1 c. heavy cream, whipped and sweetened
2 c. flaked coconut (optional)

Mix cake batter according to directions. Pour into 2 greased 9x13 baking dishes and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until the test done. Cool completely. In a large mixing bowl combine pudding mixes, milk, and coconut extract. Beat for 2 minutes. Add the cream cheese and beat well. Stir in pineapple and spread over one of the cooled cakes. Place the second cake on top, making a layer cake. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with coconut (optional). Chill for at least 2 hours.


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Heidi said...

OMG! My mom calls this Pineapple Dove Cake and I have her make it for my birthday every year. How cool! I'm going to copy it and make it at home sometime soon now.